Ipswich Town have been granted permission to speak to Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.

Shrewsbury Town lost in the League One Play-Off final to Rotherham United on Sunday and this has opened the door for Ipswich to move for Paul Hurst, who has been the favourite for their vacant managerial role.

The Tractor Boys have been in the hunt for a new manager to replace Mick McCarthy and taken their time in appointing a new boss. They were keen on St Mirren’s Jack Ross but he chose to go to Sunderland. They have also been linked with ex-Wales manager Chris Coleman but look to have found their man in Paul Hurst.

Hurst, who is 43 years-old, has impressed many at Shrewsbury Town this season. The Shrews were the early pre-season favourites for relegation but Hurst has had them competing at the top end of the division all season. He guided them to the Checkatrade Trophy final and the Play-Off final.

As a player, Hurst played for Rotherham United and Burton Albion. He got his first taste of management at non-league side Ilkeston Town before spells at Boston United and Grimsby Town. He guided Grimsby to promotion to the Football League in 2016 which earned him a move to Shrewsbury.

Paul Hurst is an exciting young manager and will be a great appointment by Championship side Ipswich Town.

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